"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban


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The 4th LA Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) was held 14 - 17 January 2024 in Vina del Mar, Chile and it brought together 93 on-site and 116 on-line scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from 27 countries and 5 continents. 93 papers were presented on-site orally in 16 regular sessions plus 3 plenary lectures and a panel given by some of the most distinguished experts in the field.

We hope you were as happy as we were as we again had the chance to meet, mingle and share new ideas in person.

All the photos, presentations, and videos of the most important events, as well as participants’ insight on the LA SDEWES 2024 are available on the conference website, but also at our SDEWES Talks Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and for more information and updates, look for #sdewes and follow us on social media: 

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This year we have two upcoming conferences and would love to see you and/or your colleagues there:

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